When a competent authority processes your personal data

The Act on the Processing of Personal Data in Criminal Matters and in Connection with Maintaining National Security sets down your rights when a competent authority processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • preventing, detecting or investigating criminal offences or referring them for consideration of charges
  • consideration of charges and other activities of a prosecutor in relation to a criminal offence
  • hearing of a criminal case in court
  • enforcing a criminal sanction
  • safeguarding against, and preventing threats to, public security
  • protection of national security.

You have the right

Not all of the rights can be exercised in all situations. The situation is influenced by, for example, factors such as the purpose for which your personal data is being used and which authority is using the data.

Under the links above, you will find more information on when and how you can exercise your various rights.